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2016-06-10 20:44:00 CET

Hamburg heroes beat off Brazil!

German dream still on in Hamburg

Laura Ludwig wowed the crowds to reach Saturday’s semifinal. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.Laura Ludwig wowed the crowds to reach Saturday’s semifinal. Photocredit: Daniel Grund.

There’s been joy and tears in equal measure for Germany today but it ended in smiles as Hamburg’s very own Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst stormed into Saturday’s semifinal.

With Olympic dreams of the men’s teams taking a rollercoaster ride of emotion and following the exit of the four women’s teams in the knockout rounds, all eyes were on Hamburg’s darlings at a packed Center Court.

And they did it by defeating Brazilians Juliana/Taiana Lima in a thrilling encounter 2:0 to the delight of the home support who stayed long after the match had finished to toast their heroes’ wonderful efforts.

Ludwig and Walkenhorst’s reward for such a superb result is a mouth-watering semifinal clash with April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings – a team gunning for their seventh successive medal finish. It’s probably best we don’t mention that the Americans have a 4-0 record in the head-to-head meeting…whoops! We’re sure that’s some motivation for the German girls to put that right.

It’s samba style all the way in the second semifinal as Brazil’s top two players and Olympic favorites Agatha/Barbara and Larrisa/Talita go toe-to-toe in another must-see semifinal. If we were you, we’d get here early tomorrow because these games are going to rock the Rothenbaum and there won’t be a spare seat in the house.

So set your alarms and either get yourself down here on Saturday morning or switch on the computer and flick on our live stream.

It’s going to be one heck of a day and we can’t wait!

See you tomorrow!

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